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Will replay kill the neighborhood play?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by NDJournalist, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. NDJournalist

    NDJournalist Active Member

    Deadspin's Petchesky makes a good point. Guys in the postseason are clearly not stepping on the bag when turning a double play. Will enhanced replay change this?

  2. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    There was a horrible one that the Dodgers turned the other night that the umpire called the runner out on. Nobody even argued it. I paused and slow-mo'd it, and he was way off the bag. Announcers noted it, too, during the broadcast.
  3. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    Fair point. That's been going on for decades. First time an ump calls a guy safe there's going to be a major shitstorm. Then fielders will begin crossing their t's and dotting their i's.

    Still don't like the use of replay on every damn call.
  4. ColdCat

    ColdCat Well-Known Member

    If they wanted to change it, they would make the move during the off-season to give guys time to adjust.

    Then the first time a middle infielder gets his knees screwed up because they aren't getting the neighborhood call anymore and he gets taken out by a runner, we get another shitstorm.
  5. NDJournalist

    NDJournalist Active Member

    Or they could just rid of these ridiculous takeout slides. Slide into the base, not through it.
  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Any sports scenario in which the officials kinda just agree not to enforce the rules on a given play depending how they feel that day is a recipe for disaster.
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    The most debatable play of the postseason was Molina's not-really-tag of Ellis at the plate. It led to this tweet from Jim Abbott:

    Jim Abbott ‏@jabbottum31 11 Oct
    If replay reverses that kind of play... Baseball loses.
  8. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Depends what the media does with it. To draw a comparison to the NFL, there have been at least two ugly incidents with defenders diving at an offensive player's knees, which sure seems like a reaction to the penalties and fines for blows to the head. That's how Steelers' tight end Heath Miller blew out his knee late last season and it happened again to the Packers' Randall Cobb Sunday, leading to a broken fibula. So far, the reaction hasn't been that pronounced.
  9. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    You can still blow a guy up going straight into the bag.

    And what's wrong with a take-out slide? As long as you can reach the bag, you're not doing anything wrong.
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